Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)
As a workplace and employer, schools have to risk assess their first aid requirements to ensure appropriate provision is in place to look after employees in a first aid incident. This 3-day First Aid at Work qualification is one of the statutory qualifications for this purpose.
Successful completion of this course will ensure your first aid team have the skills and knowledge to manage emergency incidents and treat illnesses and injuries in the workplace.
Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
Roles and responsibilities of the first aider
Minimising risk in an emergency situation
Safe Airway Positions
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Safe use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs)
First aid for seizures and febrile convulsions
First aid for choking
Treatment for bleeding and shock
Appropriate First Aid Kit Use
Completing accident forms
Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace
Conduct a secondary Survey
Managing catastrophic bleeds and use of emergency bandages, haemostatic dressings and tourniquets (depending on workplace risk assessment)
First aid for fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
Head injuries including concussion and compression
Managing a casualty with a potential spinal injuries
Anaphylaxis - dealing with a severe allergic reaction and correct use of auto adrenaline injector pens
First aid for major illnesses, such as, heart attack, stroke, asthma and diabetes
First aid for burns and scalds including electrical and chemical burns
First aid for poisoning
Course Duration & Assessment
The training and assessment typically consists of a 3-day (18 hour) course leading to the full First Aid at Work qualification.
There is no test at the end of this course as skills and knowledge for this qualification are assessed continuously by tutor observation of ‘real-life’ skills which have been benchmarked to National Occupational Standards.
This certificate has a valid ‘license to practice’ lifetime of three years. Certificate renewal is by completion of another First Aid at Work qualification.
Prices are based on a maximum of 12 candidates per course. Contact us for a quote for larger groups
The HSE strongly recommend candidates take an annual 3 hour refresher during the lifetime of the qualification.
First Aid at Work Requalification Certificate
Certificate renewal is by completion of a First Aid at Work Requalification training course, provided this is completed before certificate expiry date.
For those candidates who have previously undertaken a First Aid at Work qualification and whose certificate is still in date, a 2- day (12+ hours) course may be followed, leading to requalification, providing all assessment criteria are passed.
Requalification is achieved by taking the full FAW qualification again over two days instead of three. Candidates FAW certificate has not expired by more than 1 calendar month* the contact time may be reduced to 12 hours over 2 days.
*(Calendar month means if the expiry date is 5th of one month then the candidates have until 4th of the next month to complete the requalification.)